If the 2020 coronavirus taught us anything it’s that we really need our homes to be our sanctuary. One way people are doing this is by having swimming pools constructed in their own backyards. A pool is a great place to relax and unwind and to spend time with family and to get a workout if you can’t get to the gym. The swimming pool contractors from Tipton Pools in Knoxville, TN offer the basics of swimming pool planning if you’re going to get a pool this year.

There are a few factors that you will want to consider about your pool project.

  1. Where will it sit in the yard
  2. What shape will it be
  3. How will you use the pool
  4. Do you want a diving board or slide
  5. Do you need or want a pool water heater
  6. What do you envision for your outdoor living space

Basics Of Swimming Pool Planning

Swimming pools are rarely used for one sole purpose — exercise, family parties or relaxing only. Pools are multi-purpose and that is what makes them so valuable to homeowners. The size of your yard and how much you want to devote to the pool could be the first deciding factor in how large the pool will be and where it will be placed.

Will you want a hot tub or spa? You can have one incorporated into the pool design and it can be a “swim up” style and that means you don’t have to get out of the water to get from the pool to the hot tub. Some people prefer the hot tub to be a standalone and in an area other than where the pool is constructed.

Do you plan to dive into your pool? Will you want a diving board? If you want to dive and use a diving board, there are regulations in place that dictate the width and depth of the water and pool size. Let us know if you want a diving board or slide or anticipate diving into the pool regularly. The depth and width regulations are for safety’s sake.

Shallow ends in swimming pools typically are the hot spot in a pool. It’s hard to play a game in the pool or do many exercises in the deep end. Think about how you will use the pool, the ages and heights of the people in the pool and you may find you want your pool to be one depth.

Looks matter! First impressions count with your swimming pool. You want to love it when you see it — every time! It is such a major investment that getting a pool that continually wows you is crucial for long-term happiness. Don’t forget to think about your outdoor living space and deck area. You will find you spend more time around the pool than you do in the pool and because of that you want an outdoor and deck space that is comfortable and welcoming.

Give us a call and let’s get something scheduled for your pool project!